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Old 03-08-22, 07:01
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Default New Book-Webbing at War

For your copy of this fantastic new book by Edward Hallett, contact Southern Cross Militaria in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. www.southerncrossmilitaria.com
Webbing at War tells the story of the 1937 Pattern Webbing, its development around the world and looks at the many variations that can be found. Featuring the Introduction, Components, Wearing the set, Post War, RAF and RN use, India, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Accessories, Legacy.
A great addition to your reference book collection.
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Old 03-08-22, 16:49
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I have this title already - good reference book.

Personally I would have preferred it in hard-back.

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Old 03-08-22, 22:58
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I have this title already - good reference book.

Personally I would have preferred it in hard-back.

Tim
It's available in hardcover, because I bought one.

(They tend to last a lot longer than the 'glued spine' softcovers, so I prefer to get proper bindings if they exist.)

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Old 03-08-22, 23:30
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It's available in hardcover, because I bought one.

(They tend to last a lot longer than the 'glued spine' softcovers, so I prefer to get proper bindings if they exist.)

Chris.
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Really - I never got that option!

The link I got only gave a soft-copy option... off for a grumble tomorrow!

I never buy soft-copies unless there is no alternative.

Just turned from happy customer into disgruntled one.

It is however still a good book.

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Old 03-08-22, 23:30
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Hi Chris ,

Hardcover is available from where, please? I agree with you about the bindings, but I've trawled through the sellers and the only reference to hardcovers is as an exclusive for those who participated in the Kickstarters programme which ended in April (before I knew of the book).

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Old 03-08-22, 23:35
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Hi Chris ,

Hardcover is available from where, please? I agree with you about the bindings, but I've trawled through the sellers and the only reference to hardcovers is as an exclusive for those who participated in the Kickstarters programme which ended in April (before I knew of the book).

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I have messaged the author on Facebook... will see what he says.

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Old 03-08-22, 23:38
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Thanks Tim, if there was a 'like' button, I'd have pressed it.


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Old 04-08-22, 00:45
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Ah, oops!

The hardcover was only available via the Kickstarter campaign.

Apologies (I'd forgotten that small detail - then again, it was last April, and the arrival of the book took me by surprise.)



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Old 04-08-22, 18:32
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The author has advised that when volume 2 comes out it may be possible to get that and vol 1 in hardback - if he thinks there is a demand.

Sadly I missed the Kickstarter - too much else in life to think about - and only saw it once it was only available in softback.

It seems to only (?) have been advertised on Facebook in the British & Commonwealth Webbing forum.

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Old 04-08-22, 18:43
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Think I'll not wait for vol2 - if it turns out to be as good as it looks, I'll consider buying both vols later in HB. Good reference books never go out of style.

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Old 04-08-22, 19:28
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Nor do they go down in value. Instead of buying guns all those years ago, I should have concentrated on buying the hardcover collector grade books on the subject. Most of them, now out of print, have gone up exponentially.
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Old 04-08-22, 22:45
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The price may have gone up exponentially, but just try and find someone willing to buy the book, as apparently the information is free on the internet.
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Old 04-08-22, 23:04
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There is an old saying Ed, that you get what you pay for.
Too many people will quote Wikopedia, which, while great for a general description of a subject, will often have inaccuracies in the data. I just dealt with one today, where a curator was quoting Wikopedia or some other external source, and I was quoting the Canadian Data Summary for the equipment. I'll stand behind the Cdn data summary or the manuals, or in the context of this thread, a well done book, any day over some of what is on the internet.
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